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Low back pinched nerve

A pinched nerve is exactly what the name implies. That is, a nerve has become pinched by a bone, joint structure, cartilage or abnormal tissue such as a tumour. Pinched nerves cause pain in the area that the nerve is being pinched. When the compression is large enough the pain may radiate all the way down the nerve just like in sciatica (called radicular pain). Most pinched nerves occur in the neck and low back.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a pinched nerve depend on the location of the pinched nerve. Symptoms will typically involve one or all of the following: Pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and impaired function in advanced cases.

Treatment

The treatment of a pinched nerve depends on the severity of symptoms and compression of the nerve. Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment are typically needed to improve the conditions. Surgery is needed in some cases, thus it is important to seek a prompt opinion.

Other causes of low back pain

The following conditions are some causes of low back pain.

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